We are Changing Lives

Changing Lives helps over 17,000 people change their lives for the better each year. We are a national charity dedicated to supporting people with the most complex needs to make meaningful and lasting improvements to their lives.

We have around 100 projects in England staffed by 500 dedicated staff, supporting people experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, addictions, long-term unemployment and more.

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Our Mission

Changing Lives aims to be an outstanding organisation which supports vulnerable people and families to make positive and lasting changes towards a fulfilling life.

Reverse Advent Calendar

Our Reverse Advent Calendar appeal is a simple and rewarding way to make a big difference to your local community. It is also a great way to share the true spirit of giving this Christmas. Last year, our generous supporters donated £12,000 of gifts and goods to help the people who use our services. This year we want our Christmas Reverse Advent Calendar appeal to be bigger and better than ever, so we’re ready for you to get collecting right now!

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  • Our Areas of Work

    Find out more about the four keys areas of services that Changing Lives focus on to help change lives.

  • How you can help

    There are many ways you can help Change Lives, from volunteering at one of our services, taking part in a run or event or simply by donating.

  • Work With Us

    If you’re interested in working with us for any of our services, please click here to learn more about us, our process and to get in touch.

  • News & Blog

    Read about the latest news, events and happenings at Changing Lives, from fundraising opportunities, events and much more.

  • Equality & Diversity

    We are committed to equality and diversity in everything we do & value the unique experience every individual brings.

  • About Us

    Changing Lives helps people with a wide range of needs. Learn more about us and our dedicated team, trustees & patrons.

  • I’m in counselling and I volunteer in the garden. I feel stronger and more confident about the future.

    Bobby, resident of our accommodation

   Make a donation

Donate today and help our dedicated staff and volunteers around the country continue to support over 14,500 vulnerable people and their families every year.


  Become a volunteer

Volunteer with Changing Lives today and help make a huge difference to the lives of thousands of vulnerable people and their families in your community.